Creme Brulee-Flavored Cupcakes

An easy recipe for creme brulee cupcakes that dresses up an ordinary box of cake mix.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
24 cupcakes


  • 1 (16.25 ounce) package white cake mix

  • 1 ¼ cups water

  • ½ cup caramel ice cream topping

  • cup oil

  • 3 large eggs

  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract, divided

  • 2 pints heavy whipping cream

  • ½ cup brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon turbinado sugar (such as Sugar in the Raw®), or to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line two 12-cup muffin tins with paper liners.

  2. Mix cake mix, water, caramel topping, oil, eggs, and 2 teaspoons vanilla extract in large bowl with mixer on medium speed or beat vigorously by hand, about 2 minutes. Spoon batter into the prepared muffin cups.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 14 to 19 minutes. Cool in the tins for 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely, about 20 minutes.

  4. Meanwhile, mix whipping cream and brown sugar together with an electric mixer until sugar has dissolved. Add remaining 1 teaspoon vanilla and continue mixing until peaks appear in the cream.

  5. Frost cooled cupcakes and sprinkle with turbinado sugar.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

291 Calories
21g Fat
25g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 291
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 26%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 78mg 26%
Sodium 177mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 74mg 6%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 74mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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